Miss USA Crowned Miss Universe 2012

  • Miss United States, Olivia Culpo, won the Miss Universe pageant becoming the first American in over 10 years to have bagged the coveted crown. In a highly televised two-hour competition held at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Ms Culpo succeeded in forging ahead of 88 competitors to carry forward the legacy that Leila Lopes of Angola has held for a year now. Ms Culpo is a Boston University sophomore and is 20 years old. In the question round, when Ms Culpo was asked if she had she had done something she regretted, she said, “I'd like to start off by saying that every experience no matter what it is, good or bad, you'll learn from it. That's just life. But something I've done I've regretted is probably picking on my siblings growing up, because you appreciate them so much more as you grow older.” Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, was the first runner-up, and Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, was the second runner-up.

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